Madison started its pilot composting program, called the Organics Collection Program, in June and has plans to expand its program in the next several years. The city is already on the last two out of eight cells in the landfill and creating a new landfill can take between five and ten years. This composting program will have the benefit not only of putting organic waste to productive use, but also of expanding the life of the landfill and reducing the harmful methane gas produced in the landfill. Currently, the organic material collected in the program is sent to an anaerobic digester which is used to produce methane gas to generate electricity. What is produced after the waste is sent through the biogas facility is sent to a composting facility and the finished compost is used by a landscaping company or sold to other customers. Currently there are households and six businesses in the program, but there are plans to add more participants this year, construct an anaerobic digester in and expand the program citywide by
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Waste Audits Tell All; Composting Case Studies
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Another case study by Gabrielle Pecora , though this one looks like more of a literature review. The systems reviewed seem to mostly be split between:. The first category generally fails due to either mechanical issues or user error. The second fails due to user error or design issues.
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